Top Professional Courses for High Paying Jobs

Professional courses are taken in universities/colleges. after graduation, a profession or career is guaranteed. It prepares students for job markets.

Professional courses usually take 4,6 to 8 years to complete and can be in business, health, safety, technology, or design. 

We will take you through five professional courses, the schools you can apply to, take on these courses, how much you can make when you start working in any of these fields and weigh your options when selecting a course.


Let’s start with the latter. How do you select the right course? The first thing to question is your interest. What are you good at? What are you passionate about? Which subjects are you good at? Answer these questions to know your interest. Are you sympathetic? Do you love to care for people? Or do you love technology and how it is evolving? 

Do enough research about the field you are most interested in. What is the entry requirement to read that course? Will the career following the course be relevant in a few years? It would help if you answered all these questions to make the right choice.

Below are five professional courses you can take on at the university.

Business Administration

Taking a course in business administration will take you through all aspects of business operations with knowledge of accounting, marketing, finance, and more.

With this course, you will be well vexed in business and finance issues but possess practical knowledge, leadership, and critical thinking skills, which are essential to building a business.

For a degree, teachers will train you for four years, and you can choose to continue with a master’s degree for two years if you want.

Working in the sector goes beyond wearing a suit and tie. You will have to take care of human resources, apply critical thinking, and more.

Depending on your position in a company, you can make an average of GHS 3,000 a month as a business administrator in Ghana. You can even make up to GHS6,000

University of Professional Studies(UPSA), Wintech Professional Institute, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration(GIMPA) are among the many schools that offer business administration courses.


According to Wikipedia, medicine is a field of study where science is used to care for, diagnose, prevent, and treat diseases.

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This is a very delicate field because you will be dealing with human lives. Studying medicine can take 6-8 years. Studying medicine guarantees one of the most respected professions in the world.

It doesn’t come easy. We all know that you will need 8A’s In your WASSCE results to study medicine. 

Depending on the specific medical course you did in the university, your salary will differ. What would you like to be? A surgeon, Chiropractor, or behavioural health specialist? The average salary of a physician in Ghana is a whopping GHS 10,000 a month! Even the lowest you can be paid is GHS 4,500. Meaning, you will be making up to GHS 140,000 every year for doing something you love.

The two best medical schools are the University of Ghana Medical School and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.


When people say they are engineers, the response from the public is, “you are the people choping the money nowadays oo.” There is some truth in that studying to become an engineer is not easy.

In countries such as the USA and the UK, engineers are respected and paid very well for their services. In Ghana, getting a job as an engineer is not always easy, but you make good money when you do.

All the fields of engineering are complex and require diligence, skills, and some level of intelligence. Civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer and software engineering, mechanical engineering are some options you can choose from.

The average salary of an engineer in Ghana is GHS 4,500, but you can make up to GHS 9,000 a month, all depends on your job title and level of experience. Should you get the opportunity to practice outside Ghana, grab it and make good money!

University of Mines and Technology, KAAF University, Accra Institute of Technology, KNUST are among some of the best universities to study engineering.


LLB, the bachelor’s degree law, is not easy. The process can be quite long and tiring, but it is a lucrative option.

It is also quite expensive but worth the cost. With almost eight years of study, you can become an administrative law judge, barrister, e.t.c and makeup to GHS 3,000 or more a month. Depending on your job title and experience.

You will make to GHS 70,000 every year as a practising lawyer in Ghana.

Ghana School of Law offers various law courses you can apply for to become a lawyer today. 


Back to the field of medicine. Nursing prepares and trains you to become a professional nurse and assignments in the treatment and care of patients at the hospital.

Which professional nursing role would you like to undertake? General nursing, critical care nurse, nurse midwife, psychiatric nurse? The choice is yours.

Nurses salary at the moment is between GHS 1,500 to GHS 4,000. This is quite low compared to other developed countries where healthcare is a major priority.

It is always reasonable to study nursing at the university, where advanced learning, training, and practicals are focused. After graduating, you can go and practice outside Ghana if the opportunity comes.


Getting a job in Ghana nowadays is quite difficult but having a degree in hand is important. Choose any of the above professional courses and start chasing your career as soon as possible.

The government is supposed to provide jobs for the youth, but they are failing at it. After graduating, when you get the chance to practice outside Ghana, do not relent.

Workers pay so much tax, what are they used for? Since we hardly see any developmental projects in the country.

The youth should appeal to the ministry of employment and labour relations headed by Ignacius Baffour-Awuah to create jobs for individuals in the country.

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